Articles by Type: Children
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When Should I Worry About My Child's Foot Pain?
When a child is experiencing leg pain, parents might not consider the foot as the source, especially because some foot disorders can also cause symptoms in the leg. When it comes to foot-related problems, early intervention by an expert is the key to proper treatment. Learn more »
When to Fix Kids' Feet
Identifying the difference between growing pains and injuries can be difficult for a parent. Since children are growing and active, they can easily take a fall or two without skipping a beat. But if something seems more serious than the typical tumble, it is important to pay attention to early signs and symptoms. Learn more »
Back-to-School Shoe Shopping Tips
The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) offers helpful guidelines to in a quick-reference infographic to help minimize foot problems caused by poorly fitting or worn out shoes. Learn more »
Foot of the Class
After wearing flip-flops all summer, some students will head back to school this fall with foot pain and even injuries. Learn more »
Childhood Obesity Linked to Foot Pain
Look down to find one possible culprit in America’s childhood obesity epidemic feet. Physician members of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons have noticed a link between foot pain and childhood obesity. Learn more »
Back-to-School Soccer Season
Parents and coaches should think twice before coaxing young, injury-prone soccer players to "play through" foot and ankle pain, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Learn more »
Children's Injured Feet
Athletic children who "play through the pain," ignore injuries, cut rehab short or skip it altogether could face repeated injuries and instability in their feet and ankles well into their teen years and adulthood. Learn more »